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I have installed the graphics card and upgraded the PSU on a Dell Optiplex360 so that I can run three monitors.

I run a taxi office and need three monitors for booking and dispatch. Can anybody tell me why I can't get the computer to see the third monitor?

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If you card is really from shown here type - you can use 3 monitors

  • DVI
  • VGA
  • HDMI
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While the card has 3 outputs (2 x DVI-I, 1 x HDMI) only two of them are active at any one time. The maximum resolution quoted here is 2560x1600 which is 2 screens at 1280x1600.

To get a third monitor you'll need a 2nd graphics card.

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Thanks for the answer but I was told by scan that this would do the job. And in the literature it says that it will run up to 4 monitors, two dvi one VGA and one hdmi. Have I been mis sold? –  Nodstar Apr 21 '11 at 21:41
    
@Nodstar - I did see another page that had the card with 4 outputs, but I thought the nVidia page was more authoritative. Can you post a link to the literature you saw - assuming it's on-line. –  ChrisF Apr 21 '11 at 21:44
    
Sorry Chris the literature that comes with it. The link to the product at Scan is scan.co.uk/products/… thanks –  Nodstar Apr 21 '11 at 21:52
    
My bad Chris I've just got into work and it says (multiple) monitors. This still means two I suppose... –  Nodstar Apr 22 '11 at 8:10
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